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Edinburgh students protest against cuts

26 May 2009
Students at Edinburgh University are campaigning against huge cuts to the modern languages department. The cuts could see up to £400,000 taken of the departments’ budget over the next two years. This would mean increased class sizes, the removal of certain languages from the syllabus and staff being laid off.

Scottish Parliament lobbied over housing

17 February 2009
Some 100 trade unionists and tenants lobbied the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh over housing on Thursday of last week.

Glasgow and Edinburgh show their solidarity with Gaza

29 December 2008
Over 500 people attended a vigil in Glasgow yesterday as part of a 24-hour response to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza coordinated by a range of groups.

Saving art ‘for the nation’: The art of robbery

09 December 2008
If you have visited the National Galleries in London or Edinburgh recently you will probably have noticed the huge "Campaign for the Titians".

Richard Hamilton’s Protest Pictures keep the shame of repression in our minds

16 September 2008
Richard Hamilton’s Protest Pictures exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens contains a body of work spanning over four decades.


16 September 2008
This new play from South Africa was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh plans council housing

05 August 2008
Edinburgh council has announced proposals to build 1,100 new council homes in the city. This represents a major breakthrough for the future of council housing in Scotland.

Edinburgh Festival: Palestine and Poland to offer highlights

22 July 2008
With each passing year the Edinburgh Festival, or, more particularly, the huge Festival Fringe, appears to become increasingly commercial and dominated by stand-up comedians and rubbish cabaret shows.

Impressionist masterpieces come to Edinburgh

16 July 2008
Edgar Degas’s 1873 painting In A Cafe: Absinthe is just one of over 100 impressionist masterpieces on show from this Saturday at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh.

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar cleared of contempt

01 July 2008
There was cheering on the steps of Edinburgh’s high court on Tuesday morning as supporters heard that civil rights lawyer Aamer Anwar had been found not guilty of contempt of court.

Edinburgh protest against creche closure

24 June 2008

David Ferrard interview: 'Singing for change and standing up against war'

13 May 2008
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter David Ferrard’s first album Broken Sky is winning rave reviews from the music press.

Edinburgh demonstration in defence of Aamer Anwar

29 April 2008
Protesters gathered at the High Court in Edinburgh on Tuesday of this week in defence of civil rights lawyer Aamer Anwar.

Edinburgh marches against Trident

06 November 2007
Nearly 3,000 people demonstrated in Edinburgh last Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.

The sentencing of Mohammed Atif Siddique

30 October 2007
In Edinburgh High Court last week, Mohammed Atif Siddique, a 21 year old Scottish born Muslim student, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism offences.

Reports round-up

09 October 2007
Good sense at Gramsci school Over 90 people attended a dayschool on the revolutionary legacy of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci in Edinburgh last Saturday.

Further education strikes in Edinburgh

09 October 2007
Further education lecturers in the EIS union at Edinburgh’s Telford College have begun a series of twice weekly strikes to stop the introduction of agency labour.

Postal workers' strike: picket line reports from around the country

05 October 2007
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Russian Revolution 90th Anniversary

25 September 2007
The Edinburgh People’s Festival and Edinburgh May Day Committee are hosting this celebration concert to mark 90 years since the Russian Revolution.

Street fair hits out at military recruitment in schools

11 September 2007
Anti-war school students held a vibrant and successful street fair in Edinburgh last Saturday.

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